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Old 05.05.2015, 21:27
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I have a theory, but it might be bollocks.

Currently it seems as if only parts of the network have been "unpgraded" with the new name, hence this flicking backwards and forwards with the network name. A phone, I believe, will generally try to use it's home network, which may mean it's attempting to keep locked onto a weak orange signal, despite there being a perfectly good salt signal available.

If this was the case it would cause the phone to ramp up the power to the radios in order to keep locked on. The phone would switch to salt only in the event that it couldn't find a useable orange signal. This would end up draining the battery a lot faster.

Your location in relation to the cell base stations would play a lot in terms of if you're affected by battery drain or not.

As soon as the salt roll out has been completed then the problems with the battery should stop.

That's my theory anyway.
That's a brilliant theory. I checked my phone and it does switch back and forth. I just turned the "automatic" off and it's working better.
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SALT MAKES ME REALLY UNHAPPY. CONNECTION IS HORRIBLE WHERE I LIVE. I CALLED THEM BECAUSE 3G AND 4G DOES NOT WORK. THE ANSWER FROM THEM: 'USE 2G CONNECTION, IT WORKS!" 2G? YOU PAY SUCH A HIGH BILL AND THEY OFFER YOU 2G CONNECTION AS A SOLUTION???? HATE IT
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Old 18.06.2015, 11:37
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Why yelling? We get your point as it is
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Yeah, right

If it's any consolation I live bang in the middle of Zürich, and in my office at home I often get absolutely no connection with my Swisscom phone at all, but with my Coop phone, which is effectively Salt, I get a good signal.

It's never crossed my mind to complain to Swisscom because, having used mobile phones since 1990, I got used to blackspots, and I also know the difficulties that the mobile signals have in terms of penetrating buildings. If you're in a blackspot, like I am, then it's basically tough because you're not going to get a cell tower built just for you.

If I absolutely need data connection at home on my Swisscom phone, which is very rare, then I simply connect it to the home WiFi.

One thing I can suggest is that you pick up a swisscom PAYG sim and a sunrise PAYG sim and try them out to see if the connection is any better. You could then swap to a different network, and if absolutely necessary port your number across as well. Don't go by the respective coverage maps provided by the networks as they're often very optimistic, not detailed, and don't really take into account coverage in buildings.
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salt causes rust
And Rust Never Sleeps.
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